Beenleigh railway station

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Beenleigh
Beenleigh station platform 3.jpg
Northbound view from Platform 2 in July 2013
Location Alamein Street, Beenleigh
Coordinates 27°43′2.76″S 153°12′15.98″E / 27.7174333°S 153.2044389°E / -27.7174333; 153.2044389Coordinates: 27°43′2.76″S 153°12′15.98″E / 27.7174333°S 153.2044389°E / -27.7174333; 153.2044389
Owned by Queensland Rail
Operated by City network
Line(s) Beenleigh
Gold Coast
Distance 40.05 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Parking 437 bays
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code 600239 (platform 1)
600240 (platform 2)
Fare zone go card 3
Website Queensland Rail
History
Opened 27 July 1885
Rebuilt 12 March 1988
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Bowen Hills
Beenleigh Line Terminus
toward Bowen Hills
Gold Coast Line

Beenleigh railway station is located on the Beenleigh line in Queensland, Australia. It is one of two stations serving the suburb of Beenleigh in City of Logan, the other being Holmview.

History[edit]

Beenleigh station opened in 1885 at its original location at the same time as the opening of the line. It served as the terminus of the line until the South Coast line opened to Southport on 25 January 1889.[1][2] It became the terminus of the line again when the South Coast line closed on 30 June 1964.[3]

The station was reopened at its current location on 12 March 1988 in time for World Expo 88.[4][5] The original 1885 station building was relocated to the Beenleigh Historical Village. On 25 February 1996, the line was again extended south when the Gold Coast line opened to Helensvale.[6]

During the 2013/14 financial year, the station was rated as the worst for fare evasion with 1,048 tickets dispensed.[7] South of the station lies a City network stabling yard.

Services[edit]

Beenleigh is the terminus for all stops Beenleigh line services to and from Bowen Hills and Ferny Grove.[8]

It is also served by limited stops Gold Coast line services from Varsity Lakes to Bowen Hills, Doomben and Brisbane Airport Domestic.[9]

Services by platform[edit]

Platform Line Destinations Notes
1 Beenleigh Bowen Hills & Ferny Grove Morning peak only[10]
Gold Coast Varsity Lakes [10]
2 Beenleigh Bowen Hills & Ferny Grove [11]
Gold Coast Bowen Hills, Doomben & Brisbane Airport Domestic [11]

Transport links[edit]

Logan City Bus Service operate five routes via Beenleigh station:

Surfside Buslines operate two routes from Beenleigh station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ History of Mt Gravatt Our Brisbane
  2. ^ "The Southport Railway". The Brisbane Courier. 25 January 1889. p. 6. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Beenleigh Centre for the Government of Queensland
  4. ^ "Legislative Assembly - 17 March 1988" (PDF). qld.gov.au. Queensland Government. 17 March 1988. p. 5310. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Rails return to the Gold Coast" Railway Digest August 1996 page 17
  6. ^ "Gold Coast Line Opens" Railway Digest April 1996 page 17
  7. ^ Felicity Caldwell (3 October 2014). "More patrols sees spike in fare evaders at one SEQ station". Albert and Logan News. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  8. ^ Beenleigh line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  9. ^ Gold Coast line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  10. ^ a b Beenleigh Platform 1 TransLink
  11. ^ a b Beenleigh Platform 2 TransLink
  12. ^ a b c Routes 553, 565, 566 timetable TransLink 27 January 2015
  13. ^ a b Routes 562, 563 timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  14. ^ a b Routes 728, 729 timetable TransLink 21 July 2014

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